County Judge Becky Dean-Walker
PO Box 68
Sierra Blanca, TX 79851
Phone: (915) 369-2321
EL PASO (March 29, 2011)–Texas Judge Becky Dean-Walker says Willie Nelson won’t have to sing in court to resolve marijuana possession charges and says a suggestion that he do so was a joke.
Hudspeth County Attorney Kit Bramblett said earlier Nelson could resolve the charges by pleading guilty, paying a fine and singing “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” for the court.
Bramblett said Dean-Walker demanded Nelson appear in court, not plead by mail.
But Dean-Walker told The Associated Press she thinks the prosecutor was trying to be funny, “and it got out of hand.”
She said Tuesday that Nelson could plead guilty without coming to court and singing.
Nelson was arrested Nov. 26 at a Border Patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca.
His spokeswoman had declined to comment earlier on the sentencing suggestion.